“blogpimps” put links to freerepublic on their blogs. That is the main reason imo why Freerepublic is popular. After you insulting and getting them banned they are not going to put a link to freerepublic on their site. Google bases it’s search engine on how many links there are to a site:
Your site’s ranking in Google search results is partly based on analysis of those sites that link to you. The quantity, quality, and relevance of links count towards your rating. The sites that link to you can provide context about the subject matter of your site, and can indicate its quality and popularity
One little problem with your theory - it’s wrong.
While linkbacks may be important, they are ~NOT~ part and parcel of the blogs being pimped on FR.
Here’s a test for you:
Click on the blog linked on this thread.
Close your FreeRepublic tab.
Now try to find your way back.
(After you use your bookmark to get back here, you might also want to clean your system of the cookies and trackers that they so kindsly “gave” you while you were there.)
This guy is here for one reason only - to make money. He said so himself.
Free Republic was popular before blogs existed.
Over the years I've heard a lot of drivel from blogpimp apologists but that's about the lamest assertion yet.
Hog wash. Long, long before there were blogs Free Republic was
popular wildly successful.